Monday, January 21, 2008

Eco-Luxury Transportation Comes To Austin

Via: Austinist

While high-end luxury transportation may not always be associated with sustainability, a new limo service is rolling into town to change all that. Clean Air Limo is Austin's first eco-luxury private car service. Traditionally, most limousine companies in Central Texas use Lincoln Town Cars, which get poor gas mileage and have high emissions. Clean Air Limo uses only eco-friendly vehicles in their fleet. According to Charlotte Luongo, President of Clean Air Limo,
The vehicles in our fleet, such as the Lexus RX 400h hybrid, are at least 50% more fuel efficient than a Town Car—that's 50% fewer emissions our vehicles will be releasing into Austin's air." In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, a Lexus RX 400h hybrid that drives 50,000 miles a year will consume almost 1,000 fewer gallons of gasoline than a Lincoln Town Car.

Clean Air Limo will not only include hybrids in their fleet. They will also have vehicles that can run on alternative fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel. Even their Mercedes Benz stretch limousine (shown) will run on biodiesel, making it easy for brides and business people alike to travel in an environmentally friendly style.

While other car services such as Planettran and Ozocar exist in other cities, Clean Air Limo is Austin's first eco-luxury private car service and is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment. So next time you must have the star-studded treatment of a private car service, add some sustainability to the mix and check out Clean Air Limo.

1 comment:

alifati said...

Very cool! Can't wait to have a chance to try them out.